Fashion

Manus vs Machina

August 31, 2016
Manus vs Machina

Hey loves, remember when Beyoncé arrived at the Met Gala? I sat glued to the E! channel wishing I could go visit this exhibit. At the time I was living in Ohio and it didn’t seem feasible. But sometimes if you click your heels hard enough wishes do come true!

Long story short I’m now living in the fashion capital of the world New York and the exhibit has been extended through September 5. Needless to say I went to the Met within days of arriving in New York. Let me tell you this exhibit was everything and more than I expected.

Now for those not familiar, this years theme is Man vs Machine. It explores the relationship between handmade and machine made haute couture and avant-garde wear. The gallery had over 120 pieces and I swooned and gushed over all of them. Designs from Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld and many more were displayed and I tried my best to capture their beauty, unfortunately my photos don’t do them justice (must see in person).

Manus vs Machina

HOUSE OF GIVENCHY-Machine sewn, hand finished dark brown silk broadcloth, hand glued with brown and white ostrich feathers

 

Manus vs Machina

Left ALEXANDER MCQUEEN-Machine & hand sewn nude silk lace bonded with laser cut black patent leather. Right IRIS VAN HERPEN-Machine sewn , laser cut bonded navy patent leather

 

Manus vs Machina

GARETH PUGH-Machine sewn black silk wool gazar overlay of black mesh, hand embroidered with black plastic drinking straws

 

Manus vs Machina

Left – HUSSEIN CHALAYAN – Mechanical Dress – Machine sewn with organza bodice, gray cotton synthetic sateen tabs, aluminum plaques with plastic understructure. Right – PACO RABANNE – Metallic and silver hand punched and linked with silver metal rings

 

Manus vs Machina

MIYAKE DESIGN STUDIO “PLEATS PLEASE” Machine sewn polyester plain weave, machine garment pleated in paper

 

Manus vs Machina

HOUSE OF CHANEL / KARL LAGERFELD – Wedding Ensemble, required 700 hours of handwork

 

Manus vs Machina

HOUSE OF CHANEL / KARL LAGERFLED – Wedding Ensemble – Made from scuba knit

I tip my hat off to Andrew Bolton, the curator of this magnificent gallery. If you’re a true fashion lover and are heading to NY within the next few days I suggest you visit (as all goods things must come to an end, last day of exhibit is Sept 5th).

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  • criticalpixie September 15, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    Really liked your article do you know about designer: Behanez Farahi
    She made a “cape” which moves or interact wiht the look of other People … but also a “helmet” which interacts wiht the eyes of the Person who wars it and a “Dress” which interacts with the movements of the Person wearing it …

    • tiarasandsequins@gmail.com September 15, 2016 at 1:22 PM

      Never heard of Behanez Farahi, will definitely look it up. Amazing how far our technology has come, so glad you enjoyed my post. XO

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